Well it does work I have just never seen Wifi speeds higher than 5MB/s. That's faster than 54Mbps but not by much.
The thing is supposed to do 300Mbit / second. I have a TP-Link WDR1043ND that also should be able to do 300 Mbit / second.
The two devices are some 4 meters apart with nothing much in terms of walls separating them.
I am running a backup task on a slow NAS. The NAS can easily send data over the SMB network link at 60MB/s.
From my PC copying a file to the device behind the AP is already capped at about 5MB/s. The device itself just has a 100Mbit link but can do up to 8MB/s over wire.
For these low speeds a megabyte can make a lot of difference.
While using gzip and encryption my NAS did about 1MB/s.
While only using encryption my NAS did about 1.5MB/s.
Now not using anything at all the write speed is about 2.5MB/s. It is spending basically all or most of its time in IO-wait implying that it is waiting for the network link to do something.
2.5MB/s is better than 1 or 1.5 but it is still not near the 5MB/s I get over the same link with my PC.
I really have no clue why it is lower than that .... well maybe the pipe is limited in throughput? (Unix piping) but I so doubt that is the case.
At this point it is only a simple pipe construct:
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tar bla bla | split bla bla > /mounted-folder/output-file
* The TP-Link is set to 40Mhz channel bandwidth and -n or mixed b/g/n doesn't make a difference
* There are no other devices communicating over the air that I know of.
* I can't currently test e.g. a laptop
Does anyone have any experience to indicate what could be wrong here?